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July 1, 2017, All Day
Annual device registration invoices due today.
July 1, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Rockabye Baby Storytime welcomes pre-walkers, caregivers and older siblings with their own doll/stuffed animal. Build a bond with your baby through books, singing, rhymes, and gentle movement.
July 1, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Circulation Desk
Now you can check out a fun family experience, along with your books! Check out a free Sequoia Park Zoo Family Pass at the Library. Thanks to a partnership between the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Humboldt County Library, you and your family can visit the zoo at no cost. Each month starting on the first day of the month, four Family Passes will be available and four lucky families will be able to check them out. Just come to the circulation desk at the Eureka Main Library with your library card. Then visit the Zoo within one week. Where's the zoo? You'll find it at 3414 W St, Eureka, CA 95503.
July 2, 2017, All Day @ Hagopian Art Gallery, Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor
The Redwood Artists Association presents more than 25 original artworks. Most can be accredited to the "Sunday Paintout" group who meet every Sunday to paint many of Humboldt County's magnificent architectural and organic local sights together. As Steve Lemke likes to say, 'Painting with friends en plein air' is always a plus. Works displayed include watercolors by both new and experienced artists in the RAA. You'll see familiar local landscapes and scenes from other locales. All are well worth your time! Artists include: Paul Rickard, John Jameton, Barbara Caldwell, Burleigh Wilson, and Lance Torgerson with watercolors; Steve Lemke with pastels; Jan Hollander with oils; and acrylic paintings by Lynn Niekrasz and Beth Gin.
July 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
The library's programs and services are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Please call if you have questions about access, and please let us know if you require assistance in the library. Call the reference desk at 707-269-1905.
July 2, 2017, All Day @ Eureka Main Library
Starting July 1, there will be new start times for some of the regular programs in the Eureka Library. Preschool story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. each Friday. Baby Read and Grow will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. Baby Sign Workshop will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Please update your calendars - we don't want to miss you!
July 4, 2017, All Day
County offices are closed today
July 5, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
You can roll it, fold it, scrunch it, and shape it. Turn it into a fort, a tower, a hat, a vest, a flower. What is it? Newspaper! Join library staff in making secret hiding places, tall buildings, and wearable art from this reusable resource. Stories and activities for children ages 2-12.
July 5, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
The Fortuna Library Book Club is discussing 'The Invention of Nature' by Andrea Wulf in July. All adults welcome.
July 5, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Kim Yerton Memorial Library
To succeed in school and life, young people need ongoing ways to learn and practice their reading skills. Summer Reading Club reminds us that reading is for fun, as well as for learning! Join us this week for a story and a craft project that's related to the tale.
July 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
This thought-provoking sci-fi fantasy has an easy-to-follow plot line. Teen fans of star Leonardo DiCaprio should like it. Inception will prompt conversation and the urge to see it twice.
July 7, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Babies and their families are invited to share songs, rhymes, bouncing games, finger plays, and short stories at this early literacy event. Following the program, there's time for play with developmentally appropriate toys and socializing for both parents and children. The program is designed for children aged 3-24 months.
July 8, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Children and caregivers hear a read-aloud and sing, dance and play a variety of musical instruments together. Ages 9 months to 4 years. Sponsored by First Five and FOAL.
July 8, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Instead of the usual Baby Sign Workshop, this month we'll be sharing songs and stories that incorporate sign language. Sign language is a fine way to start communicating with your baby even before baby can talk. There will also be time for individual and small group practice on signs based on participants' needs. Children and families can expect to have fun learning together. The next Baby Sign Workshop will be on September 9.
July 8, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Fortuna Library hosts a weekly arts & crafts hour every Saturday in July. Have a creative summer with origami, sidewalk chalk, crayons and more. All ages welcome, materials provided.
July 9, 2017, All Day
July 9, 2017, All Day @ All branches of the Humboldt County Library.
July 11, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Children with special needs and their families are invited to join Librarian Sue for sensory activities, crafts, songs, and more before the library opens. Visual supports presented on a flannel board guide children on how to behave during these activities. For ages 3-9 with a caregiver. Children of all abilities are encouraged to participate and enjoy a welcoming experience together. Sensory Story Time aims to help children accustom themselves to the library setting and to adapt to the bigger world around them. Sponsored by First Five Humboldt and FOAL.
July 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
Members of the Board of Supervisors:
4th District / Chair
5th District / Vice Chair
The County of Humboldt is a general law county. The Board of Supervisors, which serves as the legislative and executive body of county government and many special districts, is comprised of 5 full-time members elected by their respective districts.
July 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Hosted by Michael Cooley. Based on the novel Deadlier Than the Male, by James Gunn. A psychotic drifter crosses paths with socialite Helen Brent, who is attracted by his brash confidence, square-shouldered good looks and constant aura of menace. Their mutual attraction smolders even after he marries Helen’s wealthy foster sister, and he soon realizes that Helen’s ruthlessness is at least equal to his own. Stars Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, and Elisha Cook, Jr. Directed by Robert Wise.
July 12, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
How strong is your bridge? How far does it reach? Will the trolls eat you before you get across? Answer these questions and more at the bridges and ramps program, where we'll test different materials and methods of putting them together to get up, down, and over. Stories and activities for children ages 2-12.
July 12, 2017, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for drop-in video games for all ages. We'll have volunteers to teach new players, and snacks. See you there!
July 12, 2017, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Drop in 1:30 - 5:30 each Wednesday in both July and August, for Summer Reading Crafts. There will be lots of color and fun, all are welcome.
July 13, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Young adults in grades 6 and up discuss books with friends. This meeting's featured title is The Once and Future King, by T.H. White. Pick your copy up at the Info Desk.
July 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Snuggle up and hear some wonderful stories before bedtime - a fine way to end the day. Children are welcome to come in pajamas, if they'd like, but it's not a requirement.
July 13, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
This casual, friendly book discussion club exists as a way to talk about great reads with other people who love to read. Reading any specific book is not required! Just drop in to find out about books you might like and share your current reading experiences.
July 14, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Today's discussion focuses on the following book: The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson. The Friday Afternoon Book Club reads and discusses a wide variety of books, chosen in advance by the attendees. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in this free book discussion. Drop in!
July 15, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Redwood Musikgarten Director Anna Pinsky will lead children 9 months to 4 years and their caregivers towards a love of music and the ability to express it. Enjoy a read-aloud and play instruments together.
July 15, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Are stress, self-doubt, and a far-from-perfect world slowing you down? Do fulfillment, better relationships, and stronger teamwork seem impossible as your life stands now? Be inspired to stand up and take action, as educator and comic Jessica Pettitt shows how you are 'good enough now' to make the changes you seek. Jessica offers ways to communicate openly, build growth and success, and further the values you strive for, all without demanding perfection along the way. Her book shows how to roll up your sleeves and develop reality-based plans for actual change. Thrive and succeed as the person you are.
July 15, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic by watching JK Rowling’s exciting new extension to the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Follow the adventures of author Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter begins his magical journey at Hogwarts. Stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Alison Sudol. PG-13.
July 16, 2017, All Day
The Library's programs and services are free, and are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Please let us know if you need assistance in using the library or attending library events by calling the library reference desk at 707-269-1905 during Eureka Main Library's open hours. You may also call that number if you have questions about library access.
July 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
July 18, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Hosted by Bob Doran. Based on the novel Badge of Evil, by Whit Masterson. Mexican narcotics officer Mike Vargas is in a border town on a quick honeymoon with his American wife. When a car bomb explodes, Vargas is drawn into the investigation, incurring the wrath of corpulent and corrupt Detective Hank Quinlan. Vargas' new bride becomes a pawn in a struggle between Vargas' quest for truth and Quinlan's control of carefully hidden secrets. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles. Directed by Orson Welles.
July 18, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
We'll have plain cupcakes that need a child's help! Design how you'd like your cupcake to look, then with frosting, sprinkles, and other decorations execute your design for your spectacular cupcake.
July 19, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Agricultural Commissioner's Conference Room
July 19, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Walk right onto the game board in this program of life-size games. Work with other participants to change the rules of the game, and then play again. Try your hand at designing your own tabletop board game, and test it on your family. Stories and activities for children ages 2-12.
July 19, 2017, 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Enjoy a free showing of The Lego Movie (rated PG) at Fortuna Library, plus free popcorn and drinks. In this movie's story, a wizard's prophecy reveals the existence of a special Lego piece, the 'Piece of Resistance.' When this is found on ordinary-Lego-guy Emmet Joe Brickowski's construction site, he becomes a key player in the struggle against evil Lord Business. Emmet teams up with WyldStyle, a female character who has been searching for the Piece. Lord Business has a secret weapon that can glue all the Lego together permanently and allow him to destroy the Lego world! This dangerous madman must be stopped!
July 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
A relaxed drop-in program of crafts for kids and teens.
July 21, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Babies and their families are invited to share songs, rhymes, bouncing games, finger plays, and short stories at this early literacy event. Following the program, there's time for play with developmentally appropriate toys and socializing for both parents and children. The program is designed for children aged 3-24 months. The Baby Read and Grow program is held on the first and third Fridays in the Eureka Library and monthly at other Humboldt County Branch Libraries -- check our County Library calendar to see all sessions!
July 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Tonight, award-winning folk duo Jennings and Keller perform a live tribute to folk legends Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Jennings & Keller offer up 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. Dana Keller, a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player, has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Johnny Rodriguez and The Allen Brothers, to name a few, and is a world-class musician. Laurie Jennings Oudin is a former Shakespearean actress who has spent many years on the stage and a lifetime of professional singing. She has an easy command of the stage and the music. With a vocal style that ranges from early Joni Mitchell to Emmylou Harris, Laurie leaves audiences mesmerized by her stunning vocal delivery. The duo have a large and loyal fan base, and have earned their reputation for quality musicianship and expert storytelling.
July 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Pat Smith was the Children's Services Outreach Coordinator for the Humboldt County Library from 2004 to 2012. Her family and friends have made a donation to the library to create, in her honor, a collection of play materials and books for families to enjoy together. Help test out the new materials - build amazing structures, play with light and color, and see what will fly up and out of the wind tunnel. Come at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate Pat's life and contributions to Humboldt County and learn about the new Play Collection. Or come between 1:45 and 3 p.m. to play.
July 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
July 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for lawn games and bubbles in Pierson Park. You can also add your sidewalk chalk masterpiece to the library walkways.
July 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
July 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Hosted by Philip Wright. Based on the novel of the same title by James M. Cain. Insurance salesman Walter Neff begins an affair with Phyllis Dietrichson, and the two plot to murder her husband and benefit from an accident insurance policy. The police accept the determination of the husband's accidental death. Walter's best friend and boss doesn't, and suspects that Phyllis murdered her husband with the help of another man. Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. Directed by Billy Wilder.
July 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Children of school age enjoy stories while attending story time independently with Mr. Bob, a professional librarian, in the Conference Room. Just for the summer, a story time for the 'big kids'!
July 26, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
NBTween Book Group is an informal book discussion for avid tween readers ages 8-12 and their interested adults. Inquire about getting the book at the Info Desk. The book for July is El Deafo, by Cece Bell.
July 26, 2017, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Sequoia Conference Center
This workshop, led by Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., will focus on ADA Title II and III regulations related to facilities and construction. This workshop will help you understand issues, identify ADA barriers and actions to take to mitigate against future costs.
July 27, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Teens in grades 6 and up discuss books with friends. This month's featured title is not yet decided upon. Watch this space for updates, or ask at the Arcata Library Info Desk!
July 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
A Brief History of Seven Killings is by the 2015 Man-Booker Prize winner, Marlon James. Like all great novels it will capture, enthrall, and change you in ways you never expected. Get your copy at the Info Desk.
July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Drop in for Pajama Story Time! At this relaxing evening story time, children are welcome to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal -- but it's not a requirement.
July 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
We are building a library robot using cardboard boxes, sheets, strings of lights, tape and lots of creativity! We'll be decorating our robot with markers, stickers, and more. This is an all ages program, we'll have volunteers available to help with cutting things out for younger participants.
July 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
Before their 1:00 p.m. performance, hear how Jennings & Keller - an award-winning, nationally-touring duo from Florida - design a song. For teens and adults.
July 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Arcata Library
Jennings & Keller, an award-winning, nationally-touring duo from Florida, fuse folk, jazz, and roots elements into an eclectic, refreshing sound. Dana Keller is a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player, while Laurie Jennings Oudin is a former Shakespearean actress with a lifetime of professional singing. “Stunning voice, smart lyrics, great musicianship” -- Susan Moss, Labyrinth Cafe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. All ages.
July 29, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
October Sky (PG) is a true-story drama about a West Virginia coal miner, Jim Hickam (Chris Cooper), who struggles with his rocket-scientist son Homer, (Jake Gyllenhaal), about the merits of following your dreams, even if they appear wildly out of reach. For kids 10 and up.